Before I present to you the fabulous over-the-top, spank your eyeballs with amazing eye candy, art of Alan Rogerson, I’d like to share a few words as the final post in what has been a grand adventure of a blog tour for my book, Inspired Remnants, Curious Dreams, as well as a huge celebration of all the artists discovering each other and the (now proven) unlimited potential of epoxy clay.
I am both humbled and ecstatic at the reception the book and this event have had. It is from the bottom of my heart that I tell you this has meant the world to me. Thanks to every one who participated whether by hosting a day, commenting on the blog site(s) or who just came by to peek.
Everything that I wanted to accomplish has been realized many times over and the book just came out a few months ago. I don’t know what the future holds but I am so happy for the part I was able to play in all this. Rather like dropping a pebble in a magical pond and watching the ripples continuing to radiate outward. Just AWESOME!!!
If you have not visited all the sites, I encourage you to do this soon. There is much to be discovered even if you’ve missed just one blog. AND you can still register for the giveaways until May 26 on all the sites. And SURPRISE! That includes an entire second drawing for this post– a full second set of prizes. If Alan had a blog this would be his host day so Wallah! And if you help spread the word about the tour by posting on Facebook, Twitter, your blog, etc., you will get multiple chances (one for each place you post– just mention that in your comment). The blog list will be posted once again below for your reference.
Special Bonus Giveaway!
To be eligible, all you need to do is leave a comment to this post by May 26. Please note in your comment if you are a resident outside the US.
A) The book: Inspired Remnants, Curious Dreams by Kerin Gale. This will be mailed directly to the winner from Northlight Books.
B) One Aves Power Pack (selection of their most popular formulas) from http://AvesStudio.com. (This will be mailed directly to the winner from Aves Studios)
C) Fluid Chalks Online Workshop by Lesley Venable on her The Art Of Altering site which features many other awesome online workshops. More information about this workshop can be found here: http://theartofaltering.ning.com/group/fluidchalksbackgroundsbeyond
D) Two Digital Collage Sheets of your choice by Alicia Caudle of Altered Bits (yeps, that’s me). You can see my unique and cool collections at http://alteredbits.com/digital-collage-sheets.php
E) Sample pack of Silputty 40 silicone putty mold mix from Silpak. This is the formula Kerin recommends in the book that has the longer cure time. If you want to order any of these materials or have any questions, call Jerry at Silpak 909-625-0056. He was her technical advisor for the book and so it’s great that you can talk to him directly and get any assistance you may need!!!
F) 1 OZ ICE Resin and a mixed metal bezel from http://www.iceresin.com/
Grand Prizes For Book Reviews
Any reader that writes a review ~ however short or long ~ of Inspired Remnants, Curious Dreams on amazon.com before July 31, 2011 and sends an email with the title “Inspired Remnants Review” to firstname.lastname@example.org will be entered in a drawing to win one of these prizes. Please note that your honest opinion is wanted on this review. Please note that all physical prizes (i.e. non digital prizes) will be awarded to US participants only. Access to Online Workshops will be available worldwide.
A) The art piece featured on the cover of the book, “Sacred Totem”
B) Power Pack plus extra Fixit Sculpt clay from Aves Studio
C) A Frozen Charlotte Doll with digital tutorial “How To Crackle Charlottes” from Alicia Caudle of http://alteredbits.com (that’s me again! — see details on the tutorial below)
D) Resin Clay Pendants online workshop by Kerin Gale from http://MixedMediaArt.ning.com
E) Vintage Gentleman online workshop by Kerin Gale from http://MixedMediaArt.ning.com
F) Choice of any one workshop being taught by Kerin and Charley at Art Is You retreat in Petaluma, CA. The registration fee and workshop cost are both waived. http://www.art-is-you.com/mysitecaddy/site3/generalinformation-westcoast.htm
G) One copy each of Jen Cushman’s book, Explore, Create, Resinate and Susan Lenart-Kazmer’s book, Making Connections plus ICE Resin and a selection of bezels all from http://www.iceresin.com/
Special Savings on Workshops and Bundles!
As if ALL of this hasn’t been enough…
During the blog tour (from May 1st through May 26th), you can get $5 off the book Inspired Remnants, Curious Dreams bundled with these popular online workshops). All you have to do is say that you are part of the book tour in the note section when you check-out through Paypal and you will receive the $5 back. What a fantastic deal!
Resin Clay Pendants Workshop – For those that already have the book $20 (only $15 during the tour!)
Resin Clay Pendants Workshop + Book = $35 + shipping (only $30)
Vintage Gentleman Workshop + Book = $40 + shipping (only $35)
Both Workshops + Book = $70 + shipping (only $65)
I also invite all blog hoppers to join the already-in-progress epoxy clay party on Facebook. We are sharing art we’ve made, interesting techniques and answering questions. There are many things I’ve learned from other artists and here I thought I knew so much!!! : ) Find it here
Of all the artists in the book, Alan gets his own feature on my blog for a few reasons. He did by far the coolest art project in the entire book, he doesn’t have his own blog and I would remember the third one if I weren’t taking pain pills since my back went out on Sunday. Today is the first day I’m even able to get out of bed so this is a condensed version from what I had planned. Alan has done many more amazing works– some of which I will be sharing soon in a post about automata artists that use epoxy clay in their work. In the meantime, you can visit his web site.
The photos in the book weren’t as large as I would have liked to see and in the case of his *bathroom* featured on page 105, it really doesn’t show how truly amazing it is. He started out with a very ordinary looking bathroom and over three years literally transformed it to a fully functioning integrated art piece which would pretty much put any Las Vegas fantasy suite to shame.
Goodbye plain old tile floor!
toilet paper dispenser
Above “The Throne”
Shot of finished tub
“The Throne” and sink. OMG can you believe this bathroom!!!
Come say hello to Alan and the rest of the artists in the book along with many new fans of epoxy clay right here.
And in case you want to visit any places you missed here is the full list of all the host sites for this tour!!!
Remnants of Olde: http://RemnantsOfOlde.com/posts
Altered Bits: http://alteredbits.wordpress.com/
Flatwoods Folk Art: http://www.flatwoodsfolkart.typepad.com/
Lilly Bug Studio: http://lillybugstudio.com/blog/
The Altered Page: http://thealteredpage.blogspot.com/
Little Bit Wired: http://littlebitwired.blogspot.com/
ICE Queen Zine: http://www.iceresin.com/category/inspired-remnants-blog-tour/
Happy Mother’s Day!
Strange Dolls: http://strangedolls.wordpress.com/
Brenda Schweder Jewelry: http://www.brendaschweder.com/
Vanessie Art Dolls: http://vanessies.blogspot.com
Lemoncholy’s Flight of Fancy: http://www.lemoncholys.blogspot.com/
A Year In The Life Of An Art Journal: http://oneyearartjournal.blogspot.com/
Marlaine Verhelst Art Dolls: http://marlaineverhelst.com/blog/
Mud Hound Studio: http://mudhoundprimitives.blogspot.com/
Yesterday’s Trash: http://michellereneebernard.blogspot.com/
Remnants of Olde – Alan Rogerson feature: http://RemnantsOfOlde.com/posts
Apoxie Clay & Epoxy Clays Page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/home.php?sk=group_158159677562761